Share of online fake news related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy 2020

In April 2020, up to 5.5 percent of all online news and posts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and released in Italy were false or not accurate. The percentage was calculated on the average volume of posts and articles published by the Italian media outlets, including posts on social media. The peak in the release of fake news was registered in the early stage of the pandemic at the end of January 2020, with 7.3 percent of the coronavirus-related information.

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Share of online fake news related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Italy between January and April 2020

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Italy

Survey time period

January 2020 to April 2020

Supplementary notes

The sources tracked the articles of online media, as well as the releases of news in form of transcripts of TV and radio programs. The volume is based on the average day of the week.
Data prior to February 17 were previously published by the source and available here.

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